From caterpillar to butterfly

Painted Lady Butterflies

One of my favourite springtime activities to do with my children is to bring in the painted monarch butterflies.We are given the unique opportunity to watch them as they transform from tiny larvae to chrysalis to beautiful painted monarch butterflies.

It’s a chance to get up close and personal with some of our favourite bugs in a safe way.

We will be busy observing them and once the butterflies are ready to journey into the “wild unknown” we will have a picnic to celebrate their release.

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Mother’s Day toddler style


Mother’s Day is Sunday.
Am I the only one who just isn’t ready?
Actually the entire day snuck up on me so mom, if your reading this…
We will celebrate when I see you next.

I may have forgotten myself and my own mom but I remembered early enough that the little ones in my care are covered

We want to make sure that we recognize mom for all the hard work and shower her with love.

These mommies trust their little ones in my care so we want to make sure that we honor mom.

This is a super quick and easy craft that anyone can do. (Even dads!)

I will share though that Trying to trace the hand of a seven-month-old and a one-year-old was a challenge.

Who knew it could cause 30 minutes of tears?

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

A bunch of loud children busily playing I would imagine!

There are a handful of books in my children’s “collection” that are there only because they are one of my favorites and I wanted to share the story with them.

This is probably one of my favorite children’s stories.
{I have a *cough*few}
But do you think we can find our own copy?

More than likely it’s Buried somewhere in a pile of books I imagine and knowing my luck I will find it tomorrow!

So,thanks to the wonders of the internet we watched this short video during afternoon snack then

We extended the activity and created the sweetest little polar Bears. I think the activity would have worked better if we had been able to find the white paint but these are just as cute.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
We also tried tracing our hands onto black paper and coloring it white which lead to a conversation about the color of Polar Bear’s skin!

To make your own you need:*White construction Paper *black sharpie marker.
*Black construction Paper*white wax crayon*Black sharpie Marker.

Sweet Momma